Geography of Goa

Goa the smallest state in the Indian history when it was named as a state in 19887 after being a union territory for 26 years.The State is being divided into two parts and these are North Goa and South Goa.Once upon a time a smart and romantic poet called that its the better half of a heart by seeing on the map of Goa and the rest of the heart is inside the heats of all Goan.The whole state is having a coast line of 131 Kms and in the east the Sahyadari Ghats are protecting it .In the north of Goa lies Maharashtra and in the south of goa lies Karnataka.

Geographical Details about Goa:

Area – 3702 sq km

Population ­­– Almost 15 lakh people

Altitude – Sea Level to 1022 mts

Location – Between Latitudes 15 48’00” N and 14 53’ 54” N and Longitudes 74 20’13” E and 73 40’33” E

Neighbouring Cities – Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra towards the North, Belgaum to the East, Karwar district of Karnataka to the South and the Arabian Sea to the West

Major Rivers – Tiracol, Chapora, Mandovi, Zuari, Sal and Talpona

Main Beaches – Arambol, Mandrem, Morjim, Vagator, Anjuna, Baga, Calangute, Sinquerim, Miramar are major beaches in the North with Majorda, Betalbatim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Cavelossim and Palolem in the south

Wildlife Sanctuaries – Bondla, Mollem lie in the eastern forested hilly areas of the state


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